Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: Girls' right to education (2006)
Report submitted by the Special Rapporteur on the right to education, Mr. V. Muñoz Villalobos
Author/Publisher: Economic and Social Council, Mr. V. Muñoz Villalobos
The Special Rapporteur draws attention to aggravating factors and highlights the key role of human rights education and its concrete implementation at the classroom level to combat gender discrimination and stereotypes. The report also summarizes replies received to the questionnaire sent to different stakeholders to solicit information on the realization of the right to education for girls, extracting major trends from the replies and validating his findings. The report provides a set of recommendations based on the four elements identified as components of the right to education, namely, availability, accessibility, acceptability and adaptability.